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4 Former Soldiers Sentenced To 6,060 Years

GUATEMALA CITY, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Former members of the Guatemalan army were each sentenced to 6,060 years in prison for 201 deaths in a 1982 massacre during the Guatemalan Civil War. Lt. Carlos Antonio Carias and special forces soldiers Manuel Pop Sun, Reyes Collin Gualip and Daniel Martinez were each sentenced to 30 years […]

Toy Truck Saves Soldiers From Bomb

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A U.S. Army sergeant says a radio-controlled toy truck given to him by his brother saved the lives of six fellow soldiers in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Christopher Fessenden said he’s been using the tiny truck, equipped with a miniature video camera, to run ahead on patrol and look for […]

Guilty Plea In Transgender Attack

TOWSON, Md., Aug. 4 (UPI) — A Maryland woman admitted Thursday she attacked a transgender woman and pleaded guilty to assault and a hate crime. Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger said he plans to ask for a five-year sentence for Teonna Monae Brown, 19, The Baltimore Sun reported. She is scheduled to be sentenced […]

Namibia Donates $500,000 For Somalia

WINDHOEK, Namibia, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Namibia has pledged $500,000 for famine relief in Somalia, Information Minister Joel Kapaanda announced Thursday. Kapaanda told Voice of America that Namibian officials hope its action will inspire other African Union countries. “Our government has decided to support the people of Somalia and of the Horn of Africa,” Kapaanda […]

Levi Aron Fit For Trial; Pleads Not Guilty

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A man accused of kidnapping, murdering and dismembering an 8-year-old New York boy pleaded not guilty Thursday after he was deemed fit to stand trial. Levi Aron’s lawyers said during the arraignment they would still consider an insanity defense and requested state Supreme Court Justice Neil Firetog keep Aron […]

Sowell Said ‘meaner’ After Service Stint

CLEVELAND, Aug. 4 (UPI) — The half sister of Anthony Sowell testified the convicted Cleveland serial killer became meaner after he returned from a stint in the military. In the sentencing phase of the trial of Sowell, convicted July 22 for the murder of 11 women in and around his Cleveland-area home, Tressa Garrison said […]

Murder Trial Delayed For Retardation Tests

EL RENO, Okla., Aug. 4 (UPI) — The murder trial of an Oklahoma man accused in five deaths was postponed by a judge after the man’s lawyers argued he may be deemed legally mentally retarded. A mental-retardation determination would make defendant Joshua Steven Durcho, 28, ineligible for the death penalty on the five counts of […]

Jeffs Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting Girls

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Aug. 4 (UPI) — A Texas jury Thursday found polygamist leader Warren Jeffs guilty of sexually assaulting two girls, ages 12 and 15, he had taken as plural wives. The jury deliberated for about 3 1/2 hours after Jeffs gave a closing argument that consisted of him standing silently for 24 minutes […]

CO Exposures Higher Than Thought

ATLANTA, Aug. 4 (UPI) — From 2000 to 2009, 45 percent of carbon monoxide exposure reported by the National Poison Data System was not treated at a hospital, U.S. officials say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report says these exposures to carbon monoxide would not have been identified by […]

Train Suspected Of Causing Calif. Fires

OAKLEY, Calif., Aug. 4 (UPI) — A series of fires burning along railroad tracks between Oakley and Knightsen, Calif., Thursday was likely caused by a train, officials said. The fires in Contra Costa County burned grasses on both sides of the tracks, as well as one home and several barns, KGO-TV, San Francisco, reported. At […]

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